America's Best Energy Team can help clients see stars?ENERGY STARs, that is. A subsidiary of award-winning contracting company North Virginia Roofing, America's Best probes residences with all manner of diagnostic equipment to determine the building's energy efficiency. With blower equipment, they check to see if doors leading outside maintain an airtight seal and seek out air-leakage sites. Beyond diagnostics, they can also work to seal air-leaks and add insulation by installing new windows, re-caulking, installing weather stripping on doors, replacing old siding, sealing leaky floors and holes in ductwork, and updating outdated heating and cooling systems that still run on hamster power.
Since 1986, the insured crew of Gutterman Services has been polishing home exteriors with gutter cleaning, power washing, handyman, and installation services. Crews set up and repair gutters, snapping in seamless KGuard systems that are designed to keep out debris. They also clean existing gutters by hand to remove debris and lost bowling balls in addition to installing and repairing windows, trim, doors, and siding. To keep homes dirt free, they power wash house exteriors and roofs with eco-friendly, biodegradable materials.
As a regional manufacturer distributing products within a 500-mile radius, McCormick Paints takes a leadership position in truly green manufacturing and distribution by reducing energy, fuel and emissions in the delivery of products to the marketplace. McCormick Paints operates 24 retail store locations.
The professional organizers at Bubble Wrap can arrange household clutter and restore order to homes. The two-hour clock starts when one of their skilled organizational experts arrives at your door, ready and willing to do your bidding. Under the direction of the homeowner, the staffer focuses on the project at hand, be it unpacking, packing, reorganizing DVD and book collections, or arranging scattered legos into eye-pleasing designs. Bubble Wrap's employee can also hang holiday decorations and pictures, which can prove helpful when you’re hosting a Christmas party or trying to hang Dorian Gray's portrait without looking at it.
Ski Chalet proffers the latest in snow-slicing technology with professional in-shop services and top-flight gear. Prep your skis for mountain season with a thorough tune-up, which delights snow gliders with an indulgent stone grind, bevel, and hot-wax treatment before whispering inspirational quotes in their ears and sending them back to the slopes. Lift loafers can peruse skis, boots, bindings, and poles in the pro shop, or they can complete a preexisting mountain-defeating arsenal with protective wear like GoreTex-laced gloves ($64.95) or ear warmers ($30). Newer skiers can count on friendly, helpful service to pair them with appropriate equipment.
The word oikos means “house” in ancient Greek, a fitting namesake for Oiko Systems, LLC, whose coowner Nikos is a 4th-generation contractor and native Greek himself. While Nikos’s family tends to a museum standing amid the ancient battleground of Thermopylae, he and coowner Maria ensure modern houses stand the test of time through home-improvement and remodeling services. The insured technicians specialize in everything from basement finishing and drywall installation to painting rooms to cover crayon renditions of The School of Athens by precocious toddlers.